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Karim Alami – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroTennis player
Is Athlete 
Tennis player 
From Morocco 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 24 May 1973, Casablanca, Morocco
Age:47 years
Star sign Gemini
Residence Doha, Qatar
Stats
Height: 185 cm

Karim Alami (Arabic: كريم علمي‎) (born 24 May 1973) is a retired tennis player from Morocco, who turned professional in 1990.

The right-hander won two career titles in singles, both in 1996 (Atlanta and Palermo), and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 25, in February 2000. Alami reached the semifinals of the 2000 Monte Carlo Masters, defeating Magnus Norman and Albert Costa en route.

His son, Yanis, died Sunday 18th of August 2019 due to a motorcycle incident in Indonesia when he was just 16 years old.

Tennis career

Alami represented his native country as a qualifier at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the first round by Switzerland’s eventual winner Marc Rosset. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

He defeated Pete Sampras in the first round of the 1994 Doha tournament, a year in which Sampras dominated the tour. He is now the Tournament Director of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha. He also works as a tennis commentator for the most popular Arabic sports channel beIN Sports.

As well as his semifinal run at the 2000 Monte-Carlo Masters, Alami reached the quarterfinals of the 1997 Rome Masters.

Career finals

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss1.Mar 1994Casablanca, MoroccoClay Renzo Furlan2–6, 2–6
Win2.Apr 1996Atlanta, United StatesClay Nicklas Kulti6–3, 6–4
Win3.Sep 1996Palermo, ItalyClay Adrian Voinea7–5, 2–1 ret.
Loss4.Jun 1998Bologna, ItalyClay Julián Alonso1–6, 4–6
Loss5.Apr 1999Barcelona, SpainClay Félix Mantilla6–7, 3–6, 3–6
Loss6.Sep 1999Bucharest, RomaniaClay Alberto Martín2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss1.Jun 1996Bologna, ItalyClay Gábor Köves Brent Haygarth
Christo van Rensburg
1–6, 4–6
Loss2.Mar 1997Casablanca, MoroccoClay Hicham Arazi João Cunha e Silva
Nuno Marques
6–7, 2–6
Win3.Sep 1997Marbella, SpainClay Julián Alonso Alberto Berasategui
Jordi Burillo
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Loss4.Oct 1997Bogotá, ColombiaClay Maurice Ruah Luis Lobo
Fernando Meligeni
1–6, 3–6